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Modern Japanese Luxury at The Conrad, Tokyo

Words Mathew Lennon

A dash through Tokyo station at peak hour and a taxi ride on route to the hotel is reminiscent of Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Night on Earth’. To say that the mood shifts upon check into The Conrad would be an understatement. From the moment you enter the grand lobby of the hotel, a sense of Zen washed over you.

Collage Restaurant

Collage Restaurant at The Conrad

The Conrad Tokyo is a modern Japanese hotel situated thirty-seven floors above the thriving new business district of Shiodome. From the moment you enter, it’s clear that The Conrad is thoroughly concerned with every detail of your stay and in a quintessential Japanese way- Seems to run like an impeccably smooth and silent machine.

ROOMS
At 48m2 the Bay View room is the perfect size for up to 2 people to comfortably enjoy their stay. With a sweeping panorama over Hamarikyu Gardens and Tokyo Bay, the interior of the Bay View mimics the understated luxury of the rest of the hotel with beautiful wood finishes, plush bedding and a deep bath complete with the Conrad’s signature ‘rubber ducky’ which guests are welcome to take home.
The King Deluxe Bay View suite, ideal for in-room meetings or travelling with a larger party of guests offering 130 m2 of space and two impressive bedrooms with equally impressive views.

SERVICE
The service at The Conrad echoes the hotel’s manifesto of providing a modern Japanese experience. It is fluid, forward-thinking and seamless. Check in is a breeze, room service arrives promptly and the concierge will be able to fulfil any request including getting guests a table at a previously “booked out” restaurant with no trouble.

DINING
The Conrad boasts a number of excellent restaurants just as perfectly suited to an intimate dinner for two as they are to a festive work dinner for ten. Most recently, the hotel has welcomed Collage, opened in August this year. Suited on the 28th floor the restaurant offers a modern perspective on traditional French cuisine. For guests seeking a more traditionally Japanese experience, Kazahana offers exceptional Kaiseki, Sushi and Teppan styles of Japanese fare. The restaurant is designed as a modern interpretation of a Japanese cellar and offers a tranquil atmosphere and three private dining rooms catering to large tables and special events.

MIZUKI SPA & GUEST GYM
The jewel in The Conrad’s crown is undoubtedly the Mizuki Spa, the largest hotel spa of its kind in Tokyo. Mizuki is set in a labyrinth of dimly lit passageways on the 29th floor. The design heavily invokes the elements of water and light, and offers indulging treatments that range from quintessentially Japanese (A Hinoki bath and bamboo body treatment) to aromatherapy and deep tissue massage.
During your stay you can also book into one of the yoga sessions offered as part of The Conrad’s group exercise program. A gentle, one-hour session was the perfect way to stretch out before a day of hiking around the city. The hotel’s gym facility and pool are also great additions to the overall experience.

 

The Conrad Hotel

105-7337, Tokyo, 1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi Minato-Ku Japan | www.conradtokyo.com

By Oliver Grand

February 8, 2015

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